Thursday, March 31, 2011
I used to love taking trips when I was a kid. That love of travel has stayed with me most of my life and probably will never changed. What has changed is my bodies ability to roll with allb the changes. My heart/mind keep making plans that the old body struggles to complete yet I still enjoy it.
And part of me has looked at this trip to Rochester in that light..as another trip. And there were parts I enjoyed...I met a few more recovering alkies/addicts. I always find the spots where we can get together..its a network of sorts.
And its cool because no matter where you are or who you are, we are all in this recovery boat together and that is really cool. You are accepted as you are. Its not like its aperfect sociey or something...its not. But you are accepted and that's cool.
One last thought tonight..when we were walking through the lobby at MAYO a bunch of people were gathered around the grand piano they have there on the lower lobby level. They have volunteers who play every day so there is always that wonderful sound floating up to the various balconies that surround that area. Well today 3 people were singing opera along with the piano...what an amazingb sight and sound. We stopped for a few minutes and listened the turned and walked outside..to Starbucks then.....home.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sitting here with a few friends I've met already in rochester. What a friendly town...someone mentioned to me before I got here that everyone was so nice. Well it sure seems to be true.
There are several treatment centers. In the area plus Mayo has a recovery/mental health program. So it wasn't hard to get in touch with the recovery community..its really been kinda cool.
Today will be a rest day for the most part. The hotel has a pool/whirlpool in a dome on the roof which is wild. I'm going to try and soak some of this pain away.
Anyhow...happy Saturday every one!
Friday, March 25, 2011
As you may gather from the picture I am getting an Echo Cardiogram...whoa that was one of the most intense ultrasounds I've ever had. Pretty cool to lay there and watc,h the old ticker do its thing...
Well the first day of tests is coming to a close...Moday, Tuesday, Wed. and Thursday of next week are very heavily scheduled with Fridaay open to try and squeeze my 3 final consultations now scheduled for April 7, 9 and 12 in before heading home.
Hey man I appreciate all the good wishes and stuff I'm getting via FaceBook and email. I'm a dude that just a few years ago really had no friends...I had pushed or scared them all away except RVO/JVO: a couple of amazing peeps and friends that never gave up on me although they probably should have!
Well the Doc should be in soon so off I go....
Thursday, March 24, 2011
On the road again...yep we are just north of Rockford and headed into Wisconsin....traffic through Chi-Town was hppoing even at 5:30a there time but no issues. Now we should be able to coast some now. Now I'm just annoyed by the morning sun shining in my face..eventually we should head west and that pesky sunshine will be behind me.
Got up around 3a and hit the road before 4a...freezing rain/snow part of the way which wasn't too bad. Just crossed into Wisconsin...the Great White North though there isn't any snow its just cold and freaking windy!
Next update I hope will be from the hotel where I can get into a bit of a routine...